It's just a readers' guess. Smoker just fell a little behind. It should be clear he's no match to Luffy any more. You can tell from PH that Oda isn't making him as much of a threat as he was before. Besides, he was an ally to SH as often as he was an enemy. And he knows WG is rotten and he could be influenced by Aokiji.
Not sure what I expect from Coby. I don't think that Luffy needs to have his own Garp. Or that Coby is anywhere near of being any kind of threat to Luffy. Perhaps in a couple of years, but we don't even know how long into future OP story will last.
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Sorry, I try to write like William Gaddis style.
Coby is ok the way he is. No mera mera.
Hes the second coming garp. And garp was a admiral and if he want. He could become chief. But he didnt want.
And he didnt have any df.
Plus coby has king haki or something
do u guys think coby is gonna surpass zoro and sanji?
Cool one more question how strong will zoro and sanji be EoS? will they help luffy fight admiral or will that be kid and law and zoro and sanji will fight someone else
I don't even get on what people are basing their wish for Coby to become an Admiral.
Right now Coby is just a Captain. The same Smoker who is more proficient in terms of Haki, has Logia and a great experience including NW as well and he is still nowhere near an Admiral level. I would actually say that he is among the weakest VAs. So for Coby to suddenly become even comparable to Smoker even in 2 or 3 years in One Piece World would be too much and for him to become an Admiral in actual story... I just can't see it. Maybe if he gets Logia, then after the end of Luffy's journey we will get an inside on the late future, when Coby will become an Admiral, but I still highly doubt it.
Also, don't get from where people get any impression on Coby becoming Luffy's Garp. He is nowhere near Luffy's level and Luffy progresses too fast for Coby or any other of his friends to catch up with him. Even Smoker seems to fall behind Luffy now.
Garp is confirmed to be Admiral level.
Although all the Admiral level men in the Marines have DF's. So far... Depending on whether or not Admiral Ryougoku has a DF.
Although I expect he will.
It was already said by Oda that Smoker's high rank for his Young age was down to his DF. Along with Captain Hina.
His improvement rate isn't going to compare to Luffy's.
What I like is that Smoker is improving at a standard rate for relevant One Piece characters. In 2 years all he did was learn the two Haki's.
2 years is probably a standard time, or even a QUICK time for a lot of people in One Piece.
The ONLY possibility that Coby's growth speed will go faster than Smoker's is that he teacher is Garp.
just like Luffy had Rayleigh teach him for 18months.
So really, unless Garp is still mentoring Coby, Coby has no chance of reaching the Admiral level in this year of the storyline.
Infact, not even another Two year timeskip would be enough.
Seeing coby's progression to marine captain in such a short time I can easily picture him becoming a marine admiral in the future. Not within the next few years but he could definitely become a monster or at least someone worth fearing by the end of the manga. 2 years ago coby was a commoner basically, he did not have a penny to his name and would perhaps even have below average human strength. In 2 years he reached the same rank which smoker had when he first appeared. On top of that he appears to have extremely advanced observation haki which is extremely impressive, perhaps even far more impressive than his progression to the ranks. Haki requires time and experience and based on what we saw coby got enough of both in less than a year from the time he started training. In contrast, good old luffy had 10 years worth of training with ace and garp, fought buggy, kirge, arlong, crocodile, enel, lucci and moria before he first showed haki. Granted we had seen observation haki being activated easily before but even that is extremely rare considering that only 2 people had done it unconsciously before.... Smoker was 36 years old 2 years ago and strength wise even with his logia fruit he was worthless or less.... Coby reached captain in 2 years and started out as a less than average human being. It won't be weird at all if he has strength comparable to that of the VAs by the end of the manga IMO.
Guys, there are four ranks of 'Admirals' (Sho):
Rear Admiral (Shosho),
Vice Admiral (Chujo) and
I believe Coby will imitate his master/idol Garp, preferring to gain freedom, not political power. So, I believe he will be a Vice Admiral.
By the way, Fleet Admiral (Gensui) is not an 'Admiral' (Sho), but a 'Commander' (Sui), like Kong, who is a Commander-in-Chief (Sosui).
Fleet Admiral is a confusing mistranslation, like Commodore.
First of all, I assumed Coby to be a captain after time-skip without any evidence backing it, please don't treat it as a basic fact. Becoming an admiral is much easier for Coby if he eats the mera mera in the future. Otherwises, it's still possible for him to reach this position but the process is much harder, he must work really hard for it due to lacking the logica "steroid".
Coby will never become an admiral. Coby will not get the Mera Mera.
However Coby will revolutionize the marines by ending the reign of Absolute Justice
First of all, aren't all of use Coby fans jumping the gun here? No. Aren't we jumping about 100 guns here?
To even be on the verge of Commodorel, we have to see Coby leading his own crew of Marines on his own ship.
The last relevant character on the verge of getting high promotions has been shown leading their own ship i.e Smoker.
We're yet to see Coby take a position of leadership over subordinates in the manga thus far. So I think we should wait until he becomes held in that regard amongst Marines before we start guessing his future lol.